Rabbi Jonathan Lubliner

Jacksonville, FL

Jonathan Lubliner has served for 16 years as the Jack F. Shorstein Senior Rabbi of the Jacksonville Jewish Center in Florida. He uses bibliodrama on the bimah, in the classroom, and at Camp Ramah Darom, where he spends several weeks each summer as a rabbi-in-residence.

"Did My Father Kill Me?" What Isaac Saw

11:00 PM Eastern

8:00 PM Pacific

Akedat Yitzchak (the Binding of Isaac) is one of the most terse narratives in the entire Torah; its sparing prose points to hidden depths of emotion that classic and contemporary midrash struggle to reveal. Using the improvisational technique of bibliodrama we will visit Isaac's memories of the Akedah in the first person as we explore the intersection of trauma, healing, fragility, forgiveness, and resilience in one son's relationship with his father and God.